“Convention vs Digital” in AIM Products
The conventional AIS products, like AIP, Supplements and AIC, use text and graphics as tools for information exchange between humans.
But what if the information has to be exchanged between computers, and then shown in friendly formats to humans?
These formats are ideal for reading and understanding complex ideas, but they can be difficult to process and analyse by automated systems. Additionally, updating or modifying the content
of these documents can be time-consuming, and searching for specific information within them may not always be efficient.
The emergence of digital products in the form of data sets response to the need of machine processing and analysis of aeronautical information. They consist of structured, organized data, stored in databases or other data management systems. This structured organization allows for easy querying, filtering, and analysis of the data using computer algorithms and applications.
Digital data sets can be easily updated, manipulated, and combined with other data sources, making them highly versatile and adaptable.
“Convention vs Digital” in AIM Services
So far, ICAO has defined the Aeronautical Information -conventional- Services as: Distribution Service, Preflight information service and Post-flight information service.
The conventional AIS Service focuses on providing aeronautical information in paper-based or static electronic formats, designed primarily for human consumption.
Digital AIM Services, however, will utilize structured, machine-readable data formats that offer improved accessibility, efficiency, integration, and customization. There will be various ways to provide Digital AIM Services, including web-based platforms, mobile applications, web services and APIs, integration with Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), data subscriptions and feeds, collaboration tools, virtual and augmented reality, and customized dashboards and analytics.
These methods aim to improve accessibility, efficiency, and user-friendliness of aeronautical information, enhancing safety and decision-making in the aviation industry.
Route for implementation of Digital AIM Products and Services
Our proposed route to successfully implement Digital AIM Products and Services, ensuring a smooth transition from traditional to digital methods of managing and disseminating aeronautical
information includes the following procedure legs:
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